Modi reaches out to 500-million-plus audience on Teachers' Day
·Prime Minister NarendraModi addressed millions of students and teachers across the nation and took questions from them in a first-of-its-kind live mass contact event on Teachers’ Day, striking a chord with them as he laughed and chatted and recounted events from his childhood.
·Addressing an estimated 500 million students and others assembled in schools -- almost half the population of the country and comprising children aged below 18, along with thousands of their teachers and parents -- Modi spoke of how the value of a teacher has lost its sheen over the years and said that India could be a provider of good teachers to the world.
·Speaking in Hindi, Modi addressed students for half an hour after which he took questions from them, including pointed ones on what his thoughts were on becoming PM and was he like a headmaster which people often said.
·The event, which lasted from 3 p.m. to 4.45 p.m., was telecast through satellite link and live telecast on Doordarshan and the human resource development ministry website.
Is something wrong with me? I should not be awake at this hour. The rest of the world is fast asleep. But then that’s the point I am trying to prove here – I am not like the rest of the world. For as long as I can remember, the dream had been running ahead of me. This time I have taken the lead. I am one step ahead of the dream and I will keep pressing ahead. Oh I am so done with sleeping. I am done with dreaming. I am done with watching the show with my nose pressed against the glass. I am now swinging the door open and stepping inside the arena. It has begun – the countdown to MY show. I am counting months, weeks, days, hours…and I will make them count soon.
(A page from the diary of the TestCracker of tomorrow)
It’s raining scams! After Securities scam in ’92 (More commonly known as Harshad Mehta scam) and KP scam in ’01, following the cycle of 10 years, this time, an entire exchange was fabricated on treachery of its promoters. The scam is a systematic fraud perpetrated in the commodity market by National Spot Exchange Ltd. The supposedly 5,600 CroreRs fraud came out in the public domain after NSEL failed to pay out its investors in commodity pair contracts after 31 July 2013. Let’s have a summarised look at the seedy insides of the exchange which was once a darling of the markets and the ministry too.